Road Rash Reviews

Mothra Masters of Cinema) LIMITED EDITION Blu-ray Review *****

Cert PG | 101 mins | 1961

5 Star
Mothra!!!
Number #240 in the Masters of Cinema range comes a Kaiju Classic Mothra. From the inventive mind of writer Shinichi Sekizawa (Mothra vs. Godzilla , Invasion of Astro-Monster) and brought into life by director Ishirô Honda (Ishiro Honda Double Feature, Godzilla, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster) and special-effects guru Eiji Tsuburaya (Godzilla, Rodan, The Lost World of Sinbad). Kaiju fans…more

Ishiro Honda Double Feature: (Masters of Cinema) Review ****-

Cert 12 | 347 mins | 1958-59

4 Star
It’s Them or Us
(Let’s make sure it is, Us!)
Hoorah. What a Sci-Fi treat, from the writer /director Ishirô Honda (Rodan, A Rainbow Plays in My Heart: Part 1, Mothra, Destroy All Monsters, Return of Ultraman (TV Series)) the legend that brought the world Godzilla (1954-2014) and other famous Kaiju. Masters of Cinema bring us two very influential Sci-Fi and…more

Made in Hong Kong (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 109 mins | 1997

4 Star
Crimes, Loves and Orgasms
(or the tale of two letters)
Made in Hong Kong, written/directed by Fruit Chan (Hollywood Hong-Kong, Kill Time) is a niche film that has been saved by the Far East Film Festival on its twentieth anniversary and now Masters of Cinema bring us the Blu-ray restored urban masterpiece. Filmed at the time of the UK’s handover of…more

Buster Keaton: 3 Films (Volume 3) Blu-ray Review *****

Cert U | 222 mins | 1923, 1925, 1927

5 Star
More Slips, More Stunts, More Keaton.
Once again we have to thank The Keaton Project 2015 by Cineteca di Bologna and Cohen Film Collection to restore all Buster Keaton films between 1920 – 1928 and also Eureka The Masters of Cinema for putting together this amazing comedy classic package. This volume sees our zero go too hero as a man…more

The Man Who Laughs (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray [2020] Review ****-

Cert PG | 110 mins | 1928

4 Star
The Afflicted, The Cursed and Love.
Dicrector Paul Leni (Sleeping Beauty, Waxworks, The Cat and the Canary) takes Victor Hugo‘s  (Les Misérables, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) 1869 novel of the same name and creates a film that is not a horror, but you can’t get closer to one than this macabre love story. The Man Who Laughs (1928 film) has…more

Five Graves to Cairo [Blu-ray] Review *****

Cert PG | 96 mins | 1943

5 Star
Melodrama at its Best.
#237 in the Masters of Cinema range brings us another Billy Wilder (Witness For The Prosecution, The Apartment, A Foreign Affair, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes) classic wartime thriller, this time a film from his early career, and you can see the makings of a great director from all the varied scenes in this film.…more

Criss Cross (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray Review *****

Cert PG | 84 mins | 1949

5 Star
Fun, Fights and Make-ups.
Robert Siodmak (The Killers, The Rough and the Smooth, Treasure of the Aztecs) was one of the masters of the Film-Noir genre (period 1944–54) along with the likes of Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder. He brings us a thick script and tight angles on the leading man and the femme fatale along with the…more

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